Neck lift cosmetic surgery is designed to restore a smoother, firmer, and youthful looking neck in a patient who has sagging skin due to loss of natural elasticity in the neck area. The patient should have knowledge of all the facts related to neck lift so that they can make an informed decision.
The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) is a well-known surgical practice providing neck lift and various other procedures of the body, breast, and face. Experienced plastic surgeons at ACPS provide neck lift to patients in Houston TX, and surrounding locations.
Neck lift is usually sought by individuals in the age group of 40 to 80 years, if they suffer from one or more of the following conditions:
- Neck skin is damaged due to sun or wind exposure
- Excess fat tissue deposits under the chin, causing a double or triple chin
- Loose neck skin, commonly known as a turkey wattle neck
- Jowls or excessive skin or fat under the jaws
Neck lift plastic surgery procedure is relatively straightforward, which can be performed on an outpatient basis. The total time for surgery will be about two to three hours. The surgeon may recommend general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, depending on the patient’s needs. The extent of surgery can vary from one patient to another.
Some patients may only require a simple neck liposuction to achieve their aesthetic goals. This involves removal of excess fat tissue from the neck. More comprehensive outcomes can be achieved when the cosmetic surgeon removes excess fat and skin and tightens and restructures the underlying muscles in the neck area. The procedure is often performed along with facelift to achieve more even looking results.
With advanced surgical techniques, neck lift can be performed using very small incisions, which are placed discreetly behind the ears and below the chin. Once the surgery has been completed, the neck skin will be replaced and pulled taut, and the incisions will be closed with sutures. Any loose skin will be excised at this point. The ACPS receives patients from Houston TX, and nearby areas for neck lift surgery.
Common Flaws Treated with Neck Lift
A neck lift surgery is commonly used to eliminate the appearance of loose ‘bands’ of skin and fat that accumulate over the years. In many cases, it can accentuate the patient’s jaw and mitigate the appearance of jowls.
While it cannot replace the skin with a younger one, but it can make the skin appear more youthful. An impression of a slimmer neck can be achieved with a neck lift, but the patient should have realistic expectations in this regard.
A neck lift patient should expect a downtime of around one week. Any movement will be painful in the first 24 hours following the surgery, and someone should be available to assist the patient during this time. Mild pain and soreness is expected, which can be addressed with pain medications prescribed by the surgeon.
For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.